Environment, Animals and Plants

Apprentice Groom

Starting 24/05/2021

12 months, Full time

5 day rota 7.30am to 4pm - shifts tbc, 40 hours per week

City Centre

Ferry Farm Livery Yard

Ferry Farmhouse, Ferry Road, Norwich, NR13 6HN

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The successful applicant will be required to work as a key member of staff. The role will require the ability to work in a team but also to be disciplined and motivated whilst working on your own after appropriate training. The role will allow you to gain experience in all yard duties.

Duties will include:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and catching horses
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Tacking up and caring for horses after exercise
  • Assisting with feeding and watering
  • Monitoring horses health and welfare and assisting with visiting professionals i.e. vet, farrier
  • Plaiting and trimming
  • Lungeing horses for exercise
  • Maintaining the yard to a professional standard
  • Assisting with the running of clinics and shows
  • Any other reasonable tasks/duties as required by your employer


  • Level 2 Equine Groom Diploma – riding or non-riding
  • Level 1 Functional Skills if required
  • Preparation for End-point assessment
  • End-point assessment

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Ferry Farm Livery Yard is a BHS Approved Livery Yard established in 1999. The yard is run by Violet Hill, an equine graduate with over 20 years of experience and Lesley Walker, who left the PR industry to join the business after being a customer at the yard for many years.

Violet Hill is our resident instructor, with over 20 years in the industry and competes at dressage, show jumping and showing. Violet has worked for international show jumper, John Whitaker and trained with Tessa Fielder for dressage.



  • Willingness to learn and develop own skills and progress towards Apprenticeship accreditation
  • Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures both in own working area and others
  • Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Positive attitude
  • Pride in own work with attention to detail
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Reliable
  • Team player

Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete Intermediate Apprenticeship within the contract of employment.

  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Confident around horses
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills

How to apply

To apply click on this link: Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk) and enter the following reference number 1704119 into the "Keywords" box.